02/27/15 7:00am
02/27/2015 7:00 AM

Happy birthday to Alexus Van Helmond of Jamesport. Alexus, who is up at college in Vermont, will be 19 on Feb. 28. Happy birthday, with love from your dad.

Congratulations to Bob and Paulette Sikora, who will soon be grandparents to a new baby boy. Their daughter, Ashley Sikora Pamer, is due May 1. The Sikoras celebrated their upcoming arrival with a baby shower Feb. 21 at The Birchwood of Polish Town. Many family members and friends attended, including Ashley’s godmother and 94-year-old aunt, Julia Praino. Ashley received many lovely gifts and a beautiful diaper cake made by Kerin Collins Voytek. Ashley and her husband, Greg, live in Baltimore, Md.  (more…)

02/26/15 7:00am
02/26/2015 7:00 AM

What a nice, warm Sunday we had! I so enjoyed scraping the ice, which had melted a bit, off the driveway. But now we’re skating again, with icy conditions. Snow is good, ice is bad — unless it’s in your glass.

NASCAR is back! Welcome home to those lucky ones who got to attend.  (more…)

02/19/15 6:00am
02/19/2015 6:00 AM

Lifelong Riverhead resident Ann Griffin will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 26. She was born in 1915 in Riverhead to Martha and John Stravinske and was married to Russell Griffin for 58 years. He was the love of her life and she misses him every day. She now divides her time between Riverhead and New Bern, N.C. Ann likes to travel and visit with family and enjoys dining out. Her two daughters, Maureen Seaman and Lorraine Griffin, two grandchildren and their spouses, and three great-grandchildren will all be with her in New Bern to help celebrate her special milestone. (more…)

02/15/15 6:00am
02/15/2015 6:00 AM

When North Shore United Methodist Church parishioner Laura Pearsall saw Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre’s production of “Godspell” three years ago, she had a breakthrough idea. Why not fundraise for the Good Samaritan House building by bringing this production to NSUMC? This past weekend saw the result of that idea as two performances of the musical were held at the church that Glenn Abramowitz described as “awesome” and “awesomer.” Laura dedicated the part she played in the production to the Rev. Susumu Ando. (more…)

02/14/15 5:00am
02/14/2015 5:00 AM

OK, I don’t like the ice. Plain ol’ snow is good but this stuff is not my idea of fun. I did, however, finally make some snowmen. Spending time in the snow with two grandchildren, two dogs and one awesome daughter-in-law made last Sunday the best! We had a great time and our “snow family” looks amazing. Go ahead, get out of your chair, bundle up, and create and have some fun. (more…)

02/13/15 6:00am
02/13/2015 6:00 AM

Belated wishes for a very happy birthday to Brian Sinclair, with much love from your friends and family. We hope your day was wonderful!

I have a confession to make. I’ve been praying very hard for a snowy winter. I would much rather have snow outside than look at gray skies and dead grass. But I think I’m just about over it.  (more…)

02/07/15 7:00am
02/07/2015 7:00 AM

As I sit here on Sunday night not really watching the Super Bowl because my team, the Green Bay Packers, isn’t playing, I’m reading all about another winter storm that may hit our area tonight into Monday. I am not happy with this news because I hate winter and being cold, also because it means another few days of driving on icy, slick roads. I’m hoping this storm isn’t as bad as last week’s. (more…)